Sci 207 Week 2 Quiz

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1. | Question : | A decrease in “food miles” will most likely increase the environmental impact of any given food. | | | Student Answer: | | True | | | | False | | Instructor Explanation: | The answer can be found in Section 3.5 of your text. | | | | | | | | | | | | Points Received: | 1 of 1 | | Comments: | | | | Question 2. | Question : | Which of the following statements summarizes the water situation in China that was discussed in your text? | | | Student Answer: | | China has been able to avoid major water shortages due to its construction of the Three Gorges Dam, which provides electricity and agricultural water throughout China. | | | | Due to the water-rich Yangtze River Basin, China has been able to provide clean water to much of the highly populated region, even in the face of growing population. | | | | Due to its large population, China is experiencing water shortages that have significantly decreased numerous wildlife populations. | | | | In the face of a growing population, China has begun to use desalination techniques to provide ample clean water to its people and agricultural soils. | | | | All of the statements about water in China are true. | | Instructor Explanation: | The answer can be found in Section 5.3 of your text. | | | | Points Received: | 1 of 1 | | Comments: | | | | Question 3. | Question : | What statement best summarizes the approach being used to clean up the Jordan River discussed throughout Chapter 5.5 of your text? | | | Student Answer: | | Teams of governmental officials are utilizing specialized filtration techniques to clean the polluted water and restore the river. | | | | Nonprofit groups are working to educate river communities about the value of the river and persuade national leaders to adopt
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